Public Health Job Opportunities

Project & Field Staff Assistant

The Rural Drug Addiction Research (RDAR) Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is looking for a full-time staff member to join our team.


The Project and Field Staff Assistant’s responsibilities will include conducting qualitative and quantitative surveys with adults in and around the Lincoln area. This work will require participating in in-person trainings. Field staff will assist with scheduling and managing data collection, following data protocols, assisting with data collection and processing, as well as collection of biospecimens and the associated counseling with participants, plus providing general assistance with other research-related tasks.

Field staff will work at offices located at UNL and also meet participants at office’s located in targeted communities to administer surveys. Staff may also be asked to collect biological samples (urine and finger-stick) for drug, urinalysis, HIV and HCV testing. Staff will be trained in the administration process and will meet with participants for intake and interview sessions, lasting 1-2 hours. Staff will bring all project materials back to UNL for secured entry and processing.

Minority Health & Health Equity Program Coordinator and Data & Surveillance Specialist

Public Health Solutions (local health department) in Crete, NE is seeking to fill two positions:

Program Coordinator

This position assists with the development, implementation, and assessment of public health programs and activities. Primarily works with Minority Health and Health Equity programs. Expectation is that duties can be performed for any program and can change as organization priorities and funding change. Bilingual required.

Data & Surveillance Specialist

The Data & Surveillance Specialist supports many departmental programs with data and information gathering. This position will collect, analyze, and disseminate data from various sources to help  determine priority needs. 

View the job descriptions and apply online here.

Health Literacy Communications Associate

The Nebraska Association of Local Health Directors (NALHD) is hiring four Health Literacy Communications Associates. The Health Literacy Communication Associates will be responsible for developing and implementing culturally and linguistically appropriate communication plans and assets targeting communities that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are especially interested in bi-lingual candidates, with strong speaking and writing skills.

This position is full time, hourly, between 32 and 40 hours/week and include a competitive benefits package.

View more information online here.

Panhandle Public Health District positions

Top reasons people love working for Panhandle Public Health District: Flexible Scheduling, Meaningful Work, Family-Friendly, & Competitive Wages and Benefits! PPHD has four exciting position openings: Community Health Planner, Community Health Educator, Community Health Worker, and Parent Coach/Intake Specialist. Find job descriptions at [], along with how to submit an electronic application and upload a cover letter and resume. We will be accepting applications until August 3rd or until filled.